administrators

Black athletes in wealthiest conferences continue to graduate at low rates

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Just half of black male athletes at the 65 top football and basketball institutions graduate within six years, a new study found. Other black students and other athletes fare much better at most colleges.

U of California considers revised intolerance policy

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U of California, which has seen divisive debates on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on its campuses, abandoned draft policy last year amid First Amendment concerns. The university is trying again.

New survey effort seeks to uncover real reasons why faculty members leave their jobs

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Losing a faculty member always hurts, but many administrators believe they have little control over whether professors move on. A new effort seeks to provide meaningful data.

U of Wisconsin Board of Regents approves new tenure policies, despite faculty concerns

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U of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approves new tenure policies, rejecting a series of proposals that professors said would have protected some of their rights.

Undergraduate curricular reform efforts at Harvard and Duke suggest there's no one way to do it well

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Amid concerns that requirements may not mean much to students or professors, Harvard and Duke Universities both look to curricular changes to improve undergraduate education.

Trump rallies raise safety concerns on college campuses

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U of Illinois at Chicago says it can't deny the campaign space for a rally, but many on campus want to know what is being done to protect the rights of students and faculty members who want to attend to protest the candidate.

Study suggests graduate student instructors influence undergraduates to major in the discipline, and graduate students also benefit from teaching

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Study suggests grad students may outperform faculty members in the classroom and may also benefit from time away from their dissertations.

Student goes public after alleged rapist was assigned 500-word paper as punishment

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Student goes public with details on alleged rapist at Gustavus Adolphus, renewing debate over whether respecting privacy lets colleges get away with wrist slapping instead of expulsions.

Controversy at UC Davis escalates into wider debate on presidents on corporate boards

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Controversy over Davis chancellor's brief membership on DeVry board escalates into broader debate over a common practice.

Accreditor blocks Grand Canyon U's attempt to become a nonprofit

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Grand Canyon U's leaders criticize decision by its accreditor to block the company's attempt to go nonprofit, raising questions about the broad use of outsourcing in higher education.

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